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These 12 Resorts Broke Their Snowfall Records, and Some Are Still Going

All but three on this list are still open, with more snow in the forecast

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Samantha Berman

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Unless you’ve been hiding under a mogul, you know that it’s been snowing, like really snowing, all season across much of the western part of the U.S. Wondering where records have been broken—or still might be by the close of the 2022-’23 season? So were we.

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To that end, here’s a list of major destinations that have smashed their snow total records this winter, and which ones are poised to be next.

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Deer Valley bested its previous snowfall record by over 100 inches this winter. (Photo: Courtesy Deer Valley)

12 Ski Resorts That Broke Their Snowfall Records This Season

Alta, Utah

  • Current total: 887 inches
  • Previous record: 748 inches (1981-’82)

Brighton, Utah

  • Current total: 861 inches
  • Previous record: 588 inches (2018-’19)

Snowbird, Utah

  • Current total: 816 inches
  • Previous record: 783 inches (2010-’11)

Solitude, Utah

  • Current total: 794 inches
  • Previous record: 675 inches (2004-’05)

Palisades Tahoe, Calif.

  • Current total: 710 inches
  • Previous record: 707 inches (2016-’17)

Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Calif.

  • Current total: 708 inches
  • Previous record: 700 inches (1983)

Mammoth Mountain, Calif.

  • Current total: 705 inches
  • Previous record: 668 inches (2010-’11)

Park City, Utah

  • Current total: 628 inches
  • Previous record: 404 inches (2016-’17)

Snowbasin, Utah

  • Current total: 606 inches
  • Previous record: 475 inches (1981-’82)

Deer Valley, Utah

  • Season total: 603 inches
  • Previous record: 484 inches (2016-’17)

Jackson Hole, Wyo.

  • Current total: 595 inches
  • Previous record: 590 inches (2016-’17)

Heavenly, Calif.

  • Current total: 570 inches
  • Previous record: 564 (2016-’17)

Almost, But Not Quite

This resort has gotten over 100 inches more than it usually gets per season, and is staying open through the end of April—possibly into May if conditions allow:

Purgatory Resort, Colo.

  • Current total: 376 inches (only surpassed three times since the resort opened in 1965)

And this resort almost broke it’s 15-year-old record … but not quite, making this season its second-snowiest on record:

Steamboat, Colo.

  • Season total: 448 inches
  • Standing record: 489 inches (2007-’08)
Lead Photo: Courtesy Deer Valley